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Board and train at a facility
Jennifer is awesome to work glad I found her to helpus find and train a service dog for my daughter. https://www.gofundme.com/autism-service-dog-for-my-daughterJun 7, 2017Verified
The experience with thumbtack has been great. Your recommendation of Jennifer Prentiss has been very good. Jennifer and I met and she gave me very good instructions on how to train my dog further and we do plan to meet again and keep in contact throughout his training.Jul 12, 2015Verified
Jennifer was great! I am training my 7 month Lab to work as a service dog for me. She drove from Pittsburgh PA to Erie PA, ABOUT 125 miles. She was prompt, personable and professional. Jennifer was very knowledgeable and really knew about the breed. My dog responded to her very well and did commands for her that I had been not successful getting my dog to do. Jennifer gave me suggestions that I can work on at home and with my local trainer. She told me if I had questions or needed help just to call and would do what she could. I was very impressed and happy with her. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone who needs help with dog training.May 27, 2016Verified
Jennifer Prentiss has been just great. She took on a difficult situation with a young family suddenly struck by serious illness, and a new puppy who needed training badly. The young couple were not able to provide enough training, and Jennifer was asked to help them. She has been very patient and flexible with scheduling appointments, and is making progress already with the four month old husky. We are hoping that with the right training, he will grow up to be a helpful and reliable service dog, as one of the owners has lost much of his sight, and also a good companion.Nov 1, 2014Verified
Jen has a way with dogs. She understands them and knows how to work on all dog issues. With a calm demeanor and responsive tone, she gets dogs and owners in synch. A real find for training and boarding!Oct 1, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pet dogs and service dogs are priced differently. For pet dogs I charge $90/lesson and $900/week for board and trains. The average length of a board and train is two weeks. This includes pick up and drop off, along with a lesson at drop off. Service dog training is a longer process that includes (often) finding the right dog, obedience, public access training, service dog tasks and education regarding service dog laws. From beginning to end my service dog clients pay $12,000-14,000 over time, depending on the complexity of the tasks the dog needs to learn. I have different payment options for this. I also have a program where I help an owner self train their service dog when they are able. I meet with the client every few weeks to guide the training process, evaluate and solve any training issues.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Generally we have a phone call to discuss what the dog needs to work on and how I can help. We discuss methods the client would like to use and any health issues the dog has. We then schedule the best times available.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?In order to maintain my CPDT-KA certification I have to do 30 hours of continuing education in a three year period. I love to learn new techniques. I also have a biology degree from the University of Virginia and experience working as a veterinary technician. I have apprenticed with wonderful trainers and serve as a mentor for others.